I'm not sure why no-one has commented on this school since 2010. Parents need to know as much as possible before they decide to let their children go there. First of all, if you want to send your child there for IB program, beware that classes are mixed: magnet and non-magnet go together lowering the overall advantage your child might have wanted to have. My child is excellent in math, she is seated in the back of the class, surrounded by non magnet students who talk loud and disturb all the time. This is the case with all IB program classes she takes. Awful. There is nothing advanced in any of her classes. Bullying is on everyday basis, no-one of the teaching stuff cares. Some teachers let their students out of the school a few minutes early, no care taken for their safety. If you call school, you get to talk to the lady who lets what you tell her in one ear and lets it out another. The counselor might be nice to students and spills students' personal opinions to the teachers who retaliate. Do your child a favor, apply to Hyde Park. If you don't get in due to crazy idea of "lottery" (why not base it on excellence, eh?), home school or choose charter school.
i love this school! i have made so many friends and even though the deans are a little strict, they deliver the discipline needed to survive in High School! I wont be there anymore next year, i'm an 8th grader!!! :) So i say good luck to all of the sixth and seventh graders and even the new sixth graders that will be coming to that school next year.
I love Roy Martin! I've learned so many valuable things. My teachers are very caring and always give me the help I need. I came to Roy Martin to continue the IB program (I used to go to Sandy Miller Elementary). They also give ALL the magnet students free laptops. They;re very helpful! We also have a brand new two story building! I think the school has improved from recent years.
THis is an extremely great school. THe IB emphasis is present almost everywhere. Activities are superb. I came froom a private school and I was surprised with how excellent this program was. I would recommend everyone to come here. Do not be discouraged by the neighborhood.
My daughter has been going to this school since 2007 and she loves it. Comming from the sister school, Miller Elem, it continues her education in the IB program, majority of the teachers my daughter has dealt with are helpful. They are issued laptops which they use alot for thier school work, etc...This the first year the new school opened and most of the problems like lockers, crowding, etc... are not much of a problem. The local zoned kids that attend this school I cant say much about since according to my daugter, they really do not mingle too much with the magnet students since most of her subject are accelerated. The school was one of the schools awarded the IB school of excellence in the nation along with their sister school, Sandy Miller (which by the way, Miller won the best IB program in the nation last year also)....
My son is studying in this school and noticed that IB -Magnet program is very helpful in his future studies. He gets lots of exposure in various fields. Teachers are friendly and sincere in their work to help the students to achieve the targets.
My son just finished his first year in the IB program(magnet). Overall I felt it was a good school and the teachers cared about the students and their success. I was a little disappointed with the homework, hoping for more challenging work and less busy work. If your child is going to attend a public middle schoool in Clark County, Roy Martin's magnet program is one of the best.
I attended this school for 3 years (from 6th to 8th grade) and am now a freshman at Valley High School. The IB program is about the only good thing at that school. The administration is rude and indifferent towards students. The place is a zoo. And it is also dangerous. There have been about 5 lockdowns at that school in the 3 years I went there. Twice there was driveby shootings, once a suspect ran through our school trying to evade the police, and numerous other things happened. A student even set the school on fire! This school is so unorganized. I also felt like the administration held grudges. If you mess up once, your marked. Even if you honestly didn't do something, they don't care and u are punished anyway. 2 thumbs way down!
The 'magnet' part of this school is so screwed up that it is an absolute shame. The teachers are losing the students homework, miss placing it,and then print bad grades on the internet and it takes an act of god to get it all figured out if you can. This school has a lot to be desired in its program. The teachers are young and have the worst attitude I've ever seen. This is an absolute shame since we the public have to pay for these teachers salary and their education. WOW Roy Martin Magnet teachers you should all be ashamed of yourself and so should Mr. Garcia! You can't even call and make an appointment with this man.
My school is wonderful. The teacher help you when you need help, and they are always there. The school offers a lot of electives such as spanish, french, choir, art, advanced art, and we have a basketball team, and a cheerleading squad. The school hands out papers for PTA meetings about every month, so that parents can be involved. One thing that I noticed in the last post was that the person mentioned lockers for boys and girls. Well we are not allowed to use them, except the ones in the PE locker room. Just so that no one can smuggle bad things into them. Overall, I love my school, because of the wonderful people and enviornment.
This school is great! All teachers help kids get the individual attention that they need to learn and are concerned about students. Locker rooms for boy and girls, various after-school activities, and a great lunch menu.
School uses uniforms, which is a great idea. Has a no locker policy, which is a bad idea. There are not enough books for students to keep a set at home and a classroom set for the teachers. No public master calendar to keep parents informed. Would like more information on after school activities.
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